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I have 10 unix servers and in that /home is common in all the unix servers and any update in /home of any server is getting reflected in all the servers.

How is this done? and also please let me know how to find out the mount point of /home in this case?

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They are your ten servers, you tell me how you did this amazing thing. :) –  Kaz Feb 21 '13 at 7:50
    
@Kaz: Perhaps someone else did it and then took a new job ? –  Iain Feb 21 '13 at 8:23

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Look at the /etc/fstab file. This contains information on all the mount points that the system mounts automatically.

One line will almost certainly refer to /home and this is the one you will look for. It will probably look something like this:

203.0.113.240:/export/home  /home   nfs     rw,nosuid,nodev     0 0

In this case we see from the third field that it is an NFS mount. Your file will tell you exactly what is going on in your case.

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If you can't find the according lines in /etc/fstab it's also possible that your homes get mounted via automount. if you run this as root mount | grep home you should see all the currently mounted filesystems that have home in their path. by doing ps axu | grep automount you should see if there is an automount daemon running –  mauro.stettler Feb 21 '13 at 7:31
    
There are other "network file system" or "distributed filesystem" possibilities too (AFS, SSHFS, etc.) –  voretaq7 Feb 21 '13 at 20:14
    
Maybe he'll eventually come back and tell us all what he found. –  Michael Hampton Feb 21 '13 at 20:15

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